Jessie Passon shares with us again, this time baby announcements, "About a half hour ago I hopped onto the DA blog for some inspiration for a new string of birth announcements that I needed to design. The first thing I saw was the Holidays Most Wanted holiday cards. I purchased them right away and got to work...designing a birth announcement! I used a portion of one of the designs and modified it for a sample baby girl birth announcement. It is my favorite so far out of all of the new ones I came up with. Thank you so much for giving me the design inspiration and motivation."
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.